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sketching ideas for an exhibition this year

lady diana spencer
I am playing around with ideas for an exhibition later this year and the theme is Scarlet Stories. Princess Diana may have lots of scarlet stories in her closet according to the tabloids, but I have chosen to portray her stories in a far more positive light and highlight all of the goodwill she has spread around the world and still continues too to this day. I am really looking forward to this work. It may end up life like size.

Julie Toffolo is an Australian born artist and lives in Melbourne Victoria. Her art is in private collections around Australia. She has two teenage boys, works part time as an Education Art Assistant at a Secondary Girls School and paints on her days off in her leafy Eltham Studio. Julie works in illustration in a nostalgic vintage style and loves to paint from the nature around her bushy local environment and wherever she can find any form of nature on her travels. She is captivated by how the light flickers and dances when working from still life or outdoors. Having studied traditional painting methods under Jenni Mitchell and Mervynn Hannan from Eltham South Fine Art Studios and Gallery has taught Julie many elements of drawing, composition, colour, painting, trying new materials, beautifying the simple things around us. Julie has been a member of local artist co ops and exhibits throughout the year. You can follow Julie on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to watch and support her art practise.

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